Min Bahadur Sherchan

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Min Bahadur Sherchan
Min Bahadur Sherchan.jpg
Sherchan in Copenhagen in 2009
Born(1931-06-20)20 June 1931
Bhurung Tatopani, West Nepal
Died6 May 2017(2017-05-06) (aged 85)
Known forMountaineering

Min Bahadur Sherchan (20 June 1931 – 6 May 2017) was a Nepalese mountaineer and former British Gurkha soldier. In 2008, the 76 year old became the oldest climber to summit Mount Everest. He lost the record five years later to 80 year old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura.

Sherchan died of a suspected heart attack at Everest Base Camp on 6 May 2017 while trying to reclaim his title at the age of 85.[1][2]

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  1. "85-Year-old Everest Climber, Trying to Reclaim Record, Dies". The New York Times. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. "Former Gurkha Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, dies trying to regain oldest man to climb Everest title". The Mirror. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.